October 25, 2010

Halloween is in the air!

Cheerful – errr, I mean spooky – Monday morning greetings, my wonderful dears! Can you believe that that All Hallows Eve is now less than a week away? I for one am tickled pink (or better yet, pumpkin orange) about this. For a number of reasons, it’s been a rather trying month on this end, and having something as fantastically fun as Halloween to look forward to and celebrate is just the pick-me-up that I need.

{While it’s not entirely uncommon to find vintage photos of people in costumes and/or with their homes decked out for the holiday, in my online photo travels I’ve encountered far fewer images depicting public places that were decorated for Halloween – which really makes this fabulous snapshot such a special gem! Vintage Halloween witch decoration photo via Jacob...K on Flickr.}

Some of my conditions are flaring up at the moment, but hopefully that will have passed by the time next Sunday rolls around (I definitely want to be well enough to hand out candy to the few trick-or-treaters from our building that we may get – not to mention whip up a scrumptious Halloween meal for my husband and I to share as the witching hour draws near). My stars, if my favourite holiday of the year can't perk my health up, I don't know what can! ;-)

Between the maintenance work last week and how I'm feeling at the moment, I haven’t been able to complete my vintage Halloween costume post. However, I am pleased to report that I’m about 30% of the way though and have completed the online research/item sleuthing work that I needed to accomplish to help me write it. (Skeleton) Fingers firmly crossed, I’ll have that post ready and out later this week, and will then try to put together a fourth vintage themed Halloween entry to celebrate the big day itself!

I would love to hear about how you’re planning to celebrate the 31st, what sort of vintage themed Halloween posts you’ve been writing lately (feel free to post links in the comment section to such posts, so that others can swing by your blog and check out the Halloween festivities you’ve got going on in your corner of the interwebs), and about any All Hallows Eve related memory or thought you’d like to share.

From harvest moons that light up the sky like a burning flame to the scent of pumpkin pie wafting out of a kitchen window, the earthy aroma of crisp fallen leaves to invigorating – and at times slightly eerie – October breeze, Halloween is most definitely in the air this week, and I wish each of you an absolutely marvellous countdown to the 31st!


  1. Hello dear! I loved your posts about Halloween. I was amazed that there are so many cute things with this theme.
    ♥Your blog is perfect, you're to be congratulated

  2. I am excited for Halloween. I don't have anything vintage planned but my costume will be awesome! I plan on going to a party and having a great time!

  3. Very cool photo. So sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Hope things get better soon!

    Best Wishes,

  4. Dearest Jessica, how happy I am to see you and receive your Halloween greetings! I know things were hectic last week with the renovations and such. I do hope you are able to finish your Halloween post and also fully enjoy the holiday with lots of spooky treats and goodies. D is out of town again and I don't have big plans for the day yet but will probably hand out candy at Mom's and watch scary movies. Will be thinking of you, dear, and sending creepy, ooky and spooky wishes! xo – g

  5. Just wanted to stop by and say hello! Was thinking of you and wondering how your health is? Sending you love and hugs!